Above is defender Hannah Godrey, who joined the club this season. Also - shout if you were at yesterday’s North London Derby!
Ramble of the Day
Let’s start the week with two quick questions:
- What is your favorite Tottenham kit of all time (or of your recollection)?
- What is your favorite kit, from any football team at all?
For the first, I’ll answer with the Spurs kit I own: the 2015-16 third kit.
It’s simple, but does the trick. It’s a punchy color that’s quite versatile, honors previous tradition, and it’s well designed to lean into the simplicity. It looks terrific on a field, and also on a supporter who styles it to their choices. What’s not to like?
My honorable mention goes to the team’s 2013-14 third kit, which goes with a strong navy and uses turquoise very nicely. In addition to the piping on the neckline, sleeve, and shorts, I remain a huge fan of the houndstooth detail on the shoulders.
I also have a feeling the above kit, this season’s third kit (I clearly love a good third kit), will be something I’ll remember fondly in the future, but I want to give it a little bit of time before I drop it into the list of my favorite Spurs kits.
Now, for the second prompt. It’s a loaded question and as a result, I waited on bringing this question to the Hoddle until I knew my answer. As I was thinking yesterday, it suddenly came to me: the Nigeria 2018-19 home kit.
I will never singing the praises of this kit, considering I spent time talking about it with a street vendor in Madrid two summers ago. (I didn’t buy it.) It truly is an iconic design as far as football kits go: it was a subtle homage to the 1994 team that was Nigeria’s first to qualify for a men’s World Cup, while nodded to modern trends — The New York Times’ lead fashion critic Vanessa Friedman said the entire collection was a “very current Gucci-homage.” It also has eyes on the future, as Friedman noted: it has an ingredient that “make[s] for real dress memorabilia success: an individual identity.”
It also sold out at record pace, a clear reflection of the well-designed kit and collection. It was a clear moment in football kit history, and a great one at that — the rerun for the 2019 women’s World Cup was exciting for me and a few others. It’s one of the few kits I truly loved from the second I saw it, and now that I think about it, I think I probably need to own one.
tl;dr: What is your favorite Spurs kit, and what is your favorite kit overall?
Links of the Day
A man has been arrested after homophobic abuse was directed towards Wycombe goalkeeper Ryan Allsop during a match against Tranmere.
Eight matches were canceled in the Spanish women’s top flight as players strike over wages.
Today’s longer read: Will Unwin interviewed members of the Finnish team on the prospect of qualifying for Euro 2020 before the team secured a spot for The Guardian